Serie A: Juventus sign Italian forward Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina on a five-year deal

Turin: Juventus have signed promising Fiorentina forward Federico Bernardeschi on a five-year deal for €40 million (£ 35.73 million) , the Italian champions announced on Monday.

Spain v Italy - UEFA Euro U21 Championships Semifinals - Cracovia Stadium, Krakow, Poland - 27 June 2017. Spain's Jonny and Italy's Federico Bernardeschi in action. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel - RTS18VJW

File image of Federico Bernardeschi in action. Reuters

The 23-year-old joins Juventus having spent three years in Florence, scoring 11 goals in the last Serie A season, the youngest player to do so, and collecting nine caps for Italy.

Bernardeschi, a versatile forward, was described by Juventus on their website as one of Europe's "most promising attacking talents".

"A new era is about to begin in Turin and Federico Bernardeschi is set to be a key part of it," the statement said.

Bernardeschi is the most expensive transfer for Massimiliano Allegri's side in the close season transfer window, as they look to build a side capable of winning a record seventh successive league title.

Earlier, English clubs Chelsea and Manchester United had also been heavily linked with the player.

Published Date: Jul 25, 2017 07:24 AM | Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 07:24 AM

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